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We have a great show today. We are meeting with Adam Robinson, Chief Hireologist at Hireology.
The Hireology selection management platform simplifies the hiring process for franchisees. The company’s award-winning Selection Manager™ includes everything an operator needs to manage their hiring process, including a fully-hosted career site, integrated job postings, compensation analysis, pre-hire assessments, interview guides, background checks, skills verification and more. Franchise systems, use Hireology’s web-based platform to deliver consistent and repeatable hiring decisions in the field - leading to lower turnover and increased profitability per location.
Over the years, we have had some interesting and new franchise concepts. This week Franchise Interviews is meeting with Tony Brea, Co-Founder of 1800Fix.com. The mission of 1800Fix.com is to become the #1 alternative "secondary technology market" service and sales provider. 1800Fix.com provides consumers with a superior, alternative channel for smartphone and technology/electronics repair, sales, trade-ins, and must have accessories, making the latest technology both attainable and affordable for everyone to own and maintain. As Tony mentions on the show, they fix almost everything but toasters.
In part 2, you will hear a clip from our interview with franchise consultant Tom Scarda on our Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast.
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Leeward J. Bean, President and CEO of Big Frog, Ronald E. DeFrece, Vice President and COO of Big Frog, and Dr. Christina (Tina) Bacon-DeFrece, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Big Frog. Big Frog's digital print on apparel capabilities make them a unique franchise opportunity - find out why by listening to the show.
In part 2, we hear a clip from our Great Clip in Franchising Podcast and learn why you have to almost work harder to fail than succeed in franchising.
We have a great show today - We are meeting with Mark Dawson, CEO and President of bluefrog Plumbing + Drain.
Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain™ was launched in 2014 by a team with decades of plumbing franchise industry experience. It is a proud member of Home Brands Group™, which manages popular franchise companies that date back to 1979, including the Re-Bath® full bathroom remodeling brand. While bluefrog Plumbing + Drain™ is the newest national plumbing company, we've already made a splash, mixing proven systems and years of experience with new innovation and exceptional territory availabilit
We have a great show today - We are meeting with John Twist, VP of Franchise & Business Development at Batteries Plus Bulbs. In business since 1988, Batteries Plus Bulbs have evolved with the expanding electronics and light bulb industries to become the nation’s largest and fastest-growing franchise in this specialized market. Entrepreneur magazine has ranked Batteries Plus Bulbs as one of the top 500 franchises in America for the past 20 consecutive years and #1 in the battery category. They have also been recognized by Forbes as the #4 franchise in their mid-range investment category.
We are meeting with franchise veteran and expert Chris Simnick. Chris Simnick is Founder of FranchiseTeacher.com which is part of the Synergy Franchise Group Network. Chris is also President and Founder of Synergy Franchise Development, Inc, and is Managing Member and Founder of Synergy Franchise Group, LLC; a Florida based Limited Liability Company.
Their "Teach! Coach! Consult! Advise!" is more than a phrase; it is at the heart of their core values. FranchiseTeacher.com along with Synergy Franchise Group, LLC specializes in the creation and implementation of key strategies and business plans for concepts looking to enter franchising, franchise systems that are getting ready to launch as well as young and mature systems looking to "take the next step" in the growth of their systems.
Chris has over 30 years of business and franchise experience, as an independent business owner, franchisee and franchisor. His experience is at many levels and he has held numerous positions. Chris' people & sales skills along with his support, operations and management style, have allowed him to put together systems and mentoring teams in franchise development, recruitment, support, financial and operations which are respected throughout franchising.
In part 2 and 3 of today’s show, you will hear several interviews with franchise systems FranchiseTeacher.com has worked with. The first interview you will hear is with British Swim School. This interview was from a couple years ago and Rita Goldberg, the founder of British Swim School was a wonderful guest. The next show was also from over a year ago with J Dog Junk Removal. J Dog Junk Removal is a full-service junk removal company that removes almost anything. They offer junk removal services for your home or business. Find out what makes them unique by listening to segment 3.
We are meeting with Scott Nichols, Director of Franchise Business Development for Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores.
The Outlet stores (Sears Outlet) are designed to provide customers with in-store and online access to purchase new, one-of-a-kind, out-of-carton, discontinued, obsolete, used, reconditioned, overstocked and scratched and dented products across a broad assortment of merchandise categories, including home appliances, apparel, mattresses, sporting goods, tools and lawn and garden equipment at prices that are significantly lower than manufacturers’ suggested list prices.
Sears Outlet is the oldest of the four store formats and was established in 1968. The newest format, Sears Home Appliance Showroom, was introduced in late 2007. The majority of its stores are Sears Hometown Stores, a format which grew from the legacy Sears catalog stores and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013.
We are meeting Matt Kelton, CEO of Showhomes. Founded in 1986, Showhomes has helped Realtors® and homeowners sell more than 25,000 residential properties worth more than $8.5 billion, by transforming high-end vacant houses into fully-furnished, inviting, valued Showhomes. Currently serving prominent communities in 18 states, Showhomes is a rapidly expanding franchise system with nearly 60 offices nationwide. Boasting the expertise of long-time real estate and interior design professionals, Showhomes is a one-stop-shop for home staging, home redesign, “One-Day Makeover’s” for currently occupied homes and its proprietary Home Manager program – a proven model to get upscale vacant homes off the market, faster. Every major national media outlet in the U.S. has praised the work of Showhomes, the company’s work has also been featured on Oprah, HGTV and the Travel Channel.
We are meeting with Chris Rimlinger, VP of Marketing for the Money Mailer franchise. For over 34 years, Money Mailer franchisees and their staffs have helped local business owners increase market share. Their targeted, hyper-local approach allows business to reach prospects with offers in the mail, online, on mobile devices and through social media. Coupon usage continues to soar with 86% of households now using coupons and more strong growth ahead. Learn more about this exciting opportunity by listening to the show.
We are meeting with with Matt Barker, the cofounder of the Totally Nutz franchise.
Founded in 1992 and franchising since May 2014, Totally Nutz’ has attracted thousands of customers with its delectable flavors and varieties of cinnamon glazed nuts, including almonds, pecans and cashews
Both Yvette and her husband, Matt, were marketing executives who drew tired of the rat race and started looking for their “next big thing.” That light bulb moment came as they recalled all the conventions they used to attend and the thousands of people walking around each show with some kind of handout.
Under the name Barker’s Olde Fashioned Almonds, Matt and Yvette started roasting Cinnamon Glazed Almonds in 1990 and began selling their product at various festivals and fairs. Over the years, their customers would tell how much they enjoyed the product and wished more variety would be offered. Matt and Yvette started experimenting and came up with several delectable flavors and varieties.
We are meeting with Charles Hibble, CEO of the idropped franchise opportunity. iDropped provides fast, on-site mobile device repair for the most popular brands of mobile devices with a specialization in Apple and the Samsung Galaxy series. The main reason that iDropped has been so successful is that consumers don't want to be without a cell phone for long, so they'll gladly drop it off for an hour to get fixed while running other errands.
We are meeting with Jeff Schwietert of the Schwietert’s Cone and Candy franchise opportunity. Schwietert’s is a family run, candy and ice cream franchise. With three locations along the Oregon coast they are eager to begin branching out. Jeff Schwietert, son of the founders took it upon himself to drop out of college in order to grow the family business and bring the delectable treats of Schwieter’s cones and candies to the Portland area.
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